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  1. Yep, you were right. I'm using Windows, and it's the Crtl key. When the Pixel Tool is in use, holding the Ctrl key down makes the "Alternate" option work. This solution is quite handy. Kudos to Serif. Thanks again you guys. EDIT: Not sure if I can mark this "solved."
  2. Hi Thanks for the reply R C-R. I did see the Alternate: Erase option, but I can't figure out how it works... Doesn't seem to do anything. I noticed it right after my original post. Still need to reread that part of the help.
  3. Yes, excellent solution. Thanks v_kyr!
  4. Hi There. I'm working on a bunch of little 20x20 px icons. I'm zoomed way in and doing pixel-level work. Basically "pixel art." The Pixel Tool works beautifully for this, but the Eraser Brush Tool doesn't work so well. It bleeds into neighboring pixels. Also, even though I have Opacity, Flow, and Hardness at 100%, it still takes many passes to actually erase the pixel. Is there a better way to remove this specific pixels? It would be good if I could set the Pixel Tool to color = "Transparency."
  5. Hmm.. Now that you mention it, I seem to recall running into this in DPX8 several times. It can be quite an annoyance sometimes. On another note: I was able to get an even better crossover into Designer by removing a bunch of the filter effects from within DPX8 before exporting. And when I did export, I used the highest DPI setting.
  6. Actually... I did a bit of experimenting. The "compatibility modes" don't seem to do anything. More parts seemed to get opened in Designer when I used the "Inline raster images" though. EDIT: It appears that the various colored shapes get saved over fine. They retain their outline properties and of course their shapes and colors. The components are no longer "grouped." If there is a gradient fill, then that appears okay. However if any 3D or inner-bevels have been applied in DPX8, then that component gets saved as a raster component (i.e. pixelated if you zoom in). Those pixelated components are completely stripped though, unless you have the "Inline raster images" option selected. EDIT 2: Kindof trippy to see the vector and the raster-converted parts next to each other.
  7. As the title suggests... I'd like to export old DrawPlusX8 jobs (or at least several objects from them) to open in Affinity Designer, and continue the project there. The defaults settings for exporting are shown in the img below. Would anyone recommend changing any of the settings to make the SVG more "Affinity-friendly?"
  8. Thanks v_kyr! Yes, I think my problem is that I didn't always have the correct things selected in the layer panel...
  9. Hi There. I'm using Designer on Win 10. I have a large PNG image that is a grid of 22x22 pixel icon images. I have the grid open in Designer, and I'd like to select one of the 22x22 pix "sub images" and copy (or duplicate) it and then paste it to another location in the same file. I'm able to sometimes do this, but other times the cut/copy/Duplicate commands are grayed out. The times that I've gotten it to work, what I've done is 1. Go to Pixel Persona 2. Use Rectangle Marque Tool and select part of image. 3. Go to Draw Persona 4. Select Move Tool 5. Then Edit > Copy, Edit > Paste, and drag to a new location. As I indicated though, often the selection cannot be copied. ...Any idea what I'm doing wrong, or where this may be covered in the help?
  10. Yea that works. Thanks Callum!
  11. Wow! Pretty cool. I didn't even realize Designer could do all that. Thanks Lee!
  12. DrawPlus has always been my go-to for making images for converting into Windows icons. This works well for larger images, but for 32x32 pix and such, you really need to be able to edit pixel by pixel. I just started using Affinity Designer, and I can already see that it will work better for this than DrawPlusX8 does. I wanted to see though, do any of you guys think that Affinity Photo is the better tool for this? Also, do you guys know if there are any tutorials for creating icons or icon strips? I didn't see any.
  13. Hi There. I see that Affinity Designer has an onboard help manual in HTML format. Is there a PDF (or other ebook format) one? -Thanks.
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